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Hey all...

So i decided, that, i really don't want to go silent on my wc... i'll go after for performance. So after thinking about the radiators, i decided to go with the BlackIce GTX instead of the Thermochill, just because, for my intentions, GTX will perform better.

So, i'm going for a 360 + 280 rad loop.

Now i'm choosing the fans.

At this moment i have Scythe S-Flex 1900rpm fans & 1600rpm fans.


But since i'm using a dual 140, i would like to know, in your opinion, the best 140 fans to use in a radiator, that have something like 100CFM and a good performance in terms of static pressure.

Thank you all.
Pedro
post #2 of 9
http://www.aquatuning.us/product_inf...40x25mm--.html

Not too many reviews out there for 140's, other than to say that "typically" as the blade length increases, the rpm will typically be decreased, as the arm of the blade causes the blade tip to move faster through the air than the hub, which is where the rpm is measured. That said, being my experience, larger fans tend to move a good bit of air (cfm) but without some distance (in the form of a shroud) tend to under perform to there 120mm counterparts when it comes to generating pressure.

Hard to beat a Yate though, keep an eye on the forum thread concerning fan test as well, methinks the rounds of 140s are coming up soon.
 
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Here is a review you may find interesting. To sum it up, on a 140mm rad at 1500 rpm a kama flex 120mm fan performed identically to a 140mm fan at 1200rpm.

The whole thing is a good read and worth checking out. Should influence your fan decision as you may not have to upgrade your fans.
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Thats like 1 of my set-ups( + I have a GTX120 too).
I used San Aces with 140 to 120 adapters.
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post #5 of 9
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Well... i've been looking fo san aces in Europe... no luck


But tell me, you had a 360 + 280 + 120 Rads?
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Well... i've been looking fo san aces in Europe... no luck


But tell me, you had a 360 + 280 + 120 Rads?
Yes, all 3 of them are GTX rads + 6 San Ace fans.
You can use Delta or Panaflo fans if no San Aces available
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IOS, and do you think that 360 + 280 would benefit of having an extra 120mm ?

Just because, i've a 120mm laying here
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IOS, and do you think that 360 + 280 would benefit of having an extra 120mm ?

Just because, i've a 120mm laying here
Not much. 1-2'C maybe.
Wasn't looking for any benefit since I had it from an old build. I just wanted to use it, nothing else.
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Ok, thanks for the support.

It's being hard to get the damn Panaflo & Sanyo's fans...

I think i'll go with the Yate Loon or Noiseblocker's Multiframe's ... it's hard to get some good fans in Portugal eheheheh
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